The ferrous structure of this reading room—a spine of slender, cast-iron Ionic columns dividing the space into twin aisles and supporting openwork iron arches that carry barrel vaults of plaster reinforced by iron mesh—has always been revered by Modernists for its introduction of high technology into a monumental building. from wiki
This is the Henri Labrouste reading room at Sainte-Genevieve Library and this is Paris!
‘The original Moorish architecture style, a touch of English antique
furniture and modern amenities are perfectly matched. The attentive staff welcomes you in a refined décor mixed with
Moorish architecture. All has been designed to offer comfort, well-being
i was drawn to the metal workers souk by the chime as artisans
shape and incise sheets of brass with mallets and chisels, each piece
of metal having its own pitch. this is the center of the brass trade for
all of Morocco. this is the source!